New Life

Day 9 of 14

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last night I had an interesting experince. We went to Mimi’s because it was late. On this diet it’s hard for me to order much, but luckily they had something unique for me. But about half way through eating, the manager noticed I wasn’t eating the tomatoes or olives in my salad. He came by and insisted he make a mini modified salad so that I felt like I got something to eat. He was kind, generous and genuinely cared about our happiness with the food.  Grant it, it was late, and we were the only three tables in the restaurant, but it was nice to have someone conscious and care about what I was restricted to eat. My husband already does this, but beyond our home hardly anyone cares about what you eat. Especially at a business where buying food is the staple to survive.  


I’ve noticed my weight has slowed down a lot. I’ll admit last weekend I was not as struck on the diet and it probably through off the losing Element. But I don’t really care–I am happy and not starving all the time. So something working–even if the pounds aren’t falling off.


8/14…one week away.

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weight: 236.2

One week away. I’m hoping I can get down to below 230 by next week. I am really liking this diet.  Ha–diet-I don’t think of it that way. It’s just “nope, can’t eat that right now.” Im definitely going to the normal diet after my appointment next week. That is more doable and allows for bits of fruit and whole grain. It’s where you control your eating to 15g of sugar and 6 servings of carbs a day. I have a feeling since I did so well on the fast track that I will keep it up on the regular diet and then as I get closer to my cruise go back on the fast track. Fyi here’s a little guide for measuring…always helpful for watching portion control. 


Another event that is one week away is Star Wars Celebration. This is the big convention for everything Star Wars and this year it is in Anaheim.  It is also big because the all new, never before seen stuff for the upcoming Episode VII will probably be revealed there.

As I prepare for this event, I have come to realize that if you are passionate about anything there are probably others out there just as passionate (or more) about it and that there are places and events where you can share that pssion.   That’s what I’ve determined cosplay is really all about. I am just starting to get into costumed events and dressing up for events such as Star Wars, comic con and wonder con. Hey, even the Renaissance faires I attend. People dress up and act a new part for a little while. It requires creativity and imagination!  And it’s nothing to make fun of or be afraid of. 


Think tank…God and Science

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though I rarely consider myself a theologian by trade, there are days I know I am called to think and contemplate about the relationship of God to the world.  Ist my because for me, God has a relationship with the world and he is trying to restore it to its Creational beauty and it’s my job, my calling, my desire to restore my end of the bargain. 

So as I was on the way to work this morning I was thinking about God and science. Mostly because it saddens me to think there are several that state if you believe in science, you cannot believe in God. 

I think we all need a reminder in terms here. Let’s start with God (appropriately.) if you are Christian, Jewish or Muslim–God is the Creator. Christians say it in their Lords Prayer, Jewish believers say it from Genesis to their prophets and Muslims know him as the beginning point for all devotion. So by definition, God is the beginning.

Now let’s look at science. I googled the actually definition of the word and got this:

“Science is the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.”


So God is defined as Thr Creator science is about the study of the created. By definition, science can never fully be on pair or above God, because science comes from the study of stuff God has created….maybe a scientist is more of a theologian than those who dig their noses in Biblical books. Personally I believe all are theologians its just s matter of how and where they find their theological skills. amd I believe that God has gifted this world with science to guide people towards an inkling of His understanding of His Creation. That there is a great balance, guided and controlled by God, and that the balance of His Creation is fragile and requires our attention. Just as God requires our attention. 

So in the words of my favorite scholar N.T. Weight, ” Jesus Came…now go plant a tree.” 


Day One completed

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i made it through day one. Actually–I didn’t get hungry as I thought I would. Of course it probably doesn’t help I have no voice and a massive sinus headache. And that my nose is stuffed and dripping from high heaven. But I made it!!


Starting Weight: 243.6

Starting waist measurement: 44 inches

Mood about dieting: okay, kind of neutral and do not feel restricted.

Forty less two

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Yesterday finished with no exercise. I came home, laid down to wait for Shawn and ended up falling asleep next to Scout on the bed (warm fluffy puppies are comfy).

I did manage to work out on the way home a better way to prepare eating not as much sugar. More carbs in the morning, more protein at night.

Today…was difficult. We celebrated the Lunar new Year at work with egg rolls and cream cheese wontons. Luckily I brought low calorie soup to balance and I’m planning on salad for dinner. Still not as hungry. Still working on doing some exercise.